Tanzania – Large zircon crystals can be found in Tanzania.
Madagascar – The island of Madagascar is rich in many varieties of gemstones including colorful Zircons.
China – Zircons in many hues including oranges and reds can be mined in China.
Myanmar – Mogok, a city in Myanmar, is famous for producing many gemstones including many colors of glittering Zircons.
Cambodia – Cambodia is a leading source of gem-quality Zircon. Much of the material mined here is heat treated to produce the popular blue color of Zircon.
Australia – Amazing rich plum colored Zircon deposits have been found in Australia.
If you are fortunate enough to have a special birthday or anniversary falling within the month of December, let us at Knox Jewelers help you create a custom one-of-a-kind piece featuring a eye-catching colorful zircon. Zircon is known as a gem with incredible brilliance and color flashes of fire. These properties resemble that of natural diamond so closely, they account for centuries of confusion between the two gemstones. Most zircon is often cut into round and oval shapes, as this will maximize this brilliance and light return. Zircon can be found in a large array of colors. Varied tones and shades of yellow, green, red, brown and blue make this mineral a color lover’s dream. The most rare and valuable hues of natural zircon are bright red, blue and green. Blue zircon, the shade used as the December birthstone, was a very popular gemstone in the Victorian era. This favorite gem can be found in estate jewelry from as early as the 1880s.
Any one of our custom designs can be altered to hold this vibrant birthstone. The possibility are endless considering the number of zircon hues and the available carat sizes. A Knox Jewelers custom created piece, featuring a one-of-a-kind painted zircon is the perfect way to celebrate any occasion falling within the month. Contact us today and let’s get started. We can always search our cutters’ inventory for your perfect gemstone, or we have a selection of incredible zircons in a variety of sizes and cuts already available!